Comparisons

One of the most notable ways that being a personal trainer has changed me is that I tend to do posture and gait assessments of people walking in front of me. I didn’t really notice this happening, but now that the quarantine has lifted enough, and I’m in a small city in Colorado, it’s a…

Let’s talk about shoes, sort of

Maybe you saw my Instagram or FB post about it, but if you didn’t…can I ask you about why you wear the shoes you do? And what are your formative memories of shoes? I recall some of my early shoes: I grew up in the final years of the pre-internet age, where shoes were something…

Emergence

As I write this, parts of the USA are coming out of various states of lockdown, and a 17-year cicada swarm is about to hatch in the summer warmth. Two very different species are emerging from conditions of rest, isolation, and protection, into the less-safe, less-confining world around us. Practical note: if you’ve never experienced…

Changing how we see

The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what is in Fortune’s control and abandoning what lies in yours.”  – Seneca I was thinking about this quote from Seneca, and because I’m me, I applied it to the process of becoming a more self-aware, self-kind person…

The punishment paradigm

How often do you think of movement as punishment, as in “I ate these cookies, I guess I have to go run a couple of miles/do xx sit-ups/etc”? If you’re like the average person, it’s probably fairly often. Exercise gets cast as a tool of punishment and work, for complicated reasons associated with how we…

A little spring stress clearing

Quick tip: look at the brain and the other organs of the body as a single team. Once you’ve gotten yourself used to the idea that the brain and all the other wiring and squishy things inside you work TOGETHER, it starts to get easier to understand the impact of stress on exercise, appetite, mood,…

All fired up!

Today I am letting something from the past go, by amplifying the message contained within it, not the emotion I felt during it.There’s a huge difference between what’s personal & what’s important. Yes, they can overlap – there are personal things that are important, and important things that are personal. However, the sooner we realize…

Happy May!

Time to start getting serious about summertime. No, I’m not talking about beach bodies, either. I’m talking about the stressors that make summertime exercise outdoors more challenging. The best way I’ve found to do that is to start preparing in May, and I’m usually pretty ready for anything once June & July hit. (By August,…

What else is going on around here?

OK, the first full week of Fit Kind LLC-ship has just passed, and it’s May 1st, so I guess a small celebration is in order! I’m looking at all kinds of new options for YOU, my audience, whether or not you’re a personal training client of mine. No matter who you are, I’m dedicated to…

New name – same philosophy

Great news! As of April 23, Tina Nixon Personal Training is now Fit Kind LLC. 😀 Website changes will come along at some point soon, but now I have a business name that aligns with my mission, which makes me so happy! What does “Fit Kind” even mean? It comes down to a way of…